Wow so what a year, amirite? Fucking hell. I can’t wait to get my Google trip report for 2020. You went zero new places this year! No shit, thanks Google. Thanks for the reminder. Since I last wrote, I have landed in possibly the best work position of my life thus far. It’s been amazingContinue reading “Long overdue update goes here”
Last week after some negotiation, I accepted an employment offer with a company on the east coast. I was entertaining a possible role at a startup on the west coast, but east coast ultimately won the battle. I start soon, pending all the background checks, etc. With this new role, there is a good possibilityContinue reading “News on the employment front”
Here is a handy list of where Americans can currently travel. The page may take a while to load and also freeze up; give it a second. That page is current as of 17 hours ago. Notable on the list: Belize, French Polynesia, Barbados, Maldives, Dominica, Mexico — and a slew of others that aren’tContinue reading “updates (such as they can be)”
Hey remember Hotel Duus in Keflavik? They finally refunded me my money 4 months later. Monday was my original fly date for Oslo. To commemorate/mourn, I wore the red and white knit snow cap I bought for my trip for a few minutes at night, right around the time my plane was scheduled to takeContinue reading “a tiny silver lining”
No travel plans in sight. I looked into flying to the Yucatan for the 4th of July weekend, but I probably won’t. Several considerations: 1) the pandemic is ongoing 2) if the Mexican border opens for American travel in June as planned, then airports, hotels and sites will be beyond crowded; 3) due to variousContinue reading “general update & what’s what”
Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky is a curious, imaginative work on the world’s most remote islands, one I am in love with as a kindred writer, atlas-studier and seeker of wild remote places, specifically islands. Easter Island is on my list. Also Hawaii, soon. French Polynesia? Definitely in the queue, along with FijiContinue reading “Atlas of Remote Islands: Rapa Iti, French Polynesia”
In the future, I will be back in Iceland. In the meantime, though, I have canceled all reservations. Only one place is refusing me a refund. Hotel Duus, in Keflavik. They refuse to budge, so I am out 172.00 USD. As far as I am concerned, that is theft. I can’t physically get into theContinue reading “the future”
I had orchestra tickets to see King Crimson this June. Guess what also got canceled this weekend? Two experiences I was most looking forward to this year snatched away in one day. Time to regroup.
is now something of a joke. What an epic trip plan failure. I’m not changing it, though, because it’s a story unto itself. Where to go next? (when we can actually go somewhere) I’ve got some thoughts.
UPDATE: I went ahead and called United to make sure 1) this wasn’t a mistake, given how far away my trip is (last week of July) and 2) if it was true, to see about a refund. It was not a mistake. Canceled due to market restrictions. I am happy to report that I hadContinue reading “Happy [fertility celebration], my flight got canceled”